There are some things that may not be covered in a beginner’s flight instruction. Seasoned pilots know that crosswinds, short runways, poor visibility, and loaded aircraft are inevitable conditions that a pilot may or may not be comfortable with. However, ability to master these situations are directly related to the amount of time dedicated to special training. Focusing on these problem spots will give pilots the confidence needed to fly safely through difficult encounters to a perfect landing.
Not all instructors are willing to fly a student-pilot onto a 2,000 foot runway or into 12+ knot crosswinds. But there are some instructor’s who are more than willing to do so and who are qualified to really teach aspiring pilots. When it comes to poor visibility, fly in conditions just above the legal threshold for flight with an instructor who has mastered the instrumentation. Pilots are among some of the most trusted individuals there are, so gain the confidence needed with extra training.